“You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.” Henry David Thoreau
When I think of SOFT, various things come to mind. A whisper. The glow of a full moon. Spring rain dancing on the roof. A breeze through the trees. The tinkling of wind chimes. Even the luxurious coat of such animals as buffalo and mountain goats.
Of course, most of those things are not the easiest to photograph, or—if photographed—not something I could easily reach out and touch. As much as I would love to.
Of course, when I think of SOFT, clouds also come to mind. True, I cannot touch the clouds. But I am certain they must be soft and billowy. As well as impressive, ever present but always changing, and a powerful part of the cycle of nature. No wonder they have always delighted me. Thus, these photos of clouds are my response to the Lens Artists Photo Challenge–Soft.
“How sweet to be a Cloud. Floating in the Blue!” A. A. Milne
“Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.” Louisa May Alcott
“Behind the clouds is the sun, still shining.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“We talk of sunshine and moonshine, but not of cloud-shine, which is yet one of the illuminations of our skies. A shining cloud is one of the most majestic of all secondary lights.” Alice Meynell
“Let’s build us a happy, little cloud that floats around the sky.” Bob Ross
“He who seeks eternity should look at the sky, he who seeks the moment, should look at the cloud.” Mia Couto
“Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is better to have your head in the clouds and know where you are. . . than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them and think that you are in paradise.” Henry David Thoreau
“I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them bloom for me and you. And I think to myself what a wonderful world. I see skies of blue and clouds of white. The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night. And I think to myself what a wonderful world.” Louis Armstrong